Ai Wei Wei does it his way.

The Chinese dissident artist Ai Wei Wei is an unconventional man living and making his mark in a highly conventional society. He believes that you should let it all hang out but the Chinese government disagrees especially when he takes a stance on what he saw as a cover up over the earthquake that killed many more than the official fig leaf wanted to reveal.

Like dissidents the world over, Ai Wei Wei is a brave and principled person but since April this year, he has “disappeared” into prison for unspecified reasons. a charge will be invented eventually for international consumption but his “crime” was speaking out about injustice. What is worse for any totalitarian government, he is totally unapologetic. Let us all try to keep his name and his message in circulation and hope that he will be released soon.

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